From the desk of Gal Potashnick, Outreach & Member Services Director Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT)
Contact: Gal Potashnick, (603) 823-7777
ACT’s Kicks Off 2020 ‘Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem!
BETHLEHEM – Join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) to kick-off 2020’s winter ‘Shoes & Brews series on Saturday, January 11 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Bethlehem! We’ll start with a very special hiking tour at the Rocks Estate (owned by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests) on a trail not usually open to the public and then head up the hill for snacks, a warm up and to raise a glass to the new year at Rek’-Lis Brewing.
The ‘Shoes will start at 2:00 p.m. with a guided historic tour along the Mile Path, a trail usually off-limits to visitors. We’ll be led by Rocks Estate Manager, Nigel Manley, who will share some of the property’s fascinating history and point out some natural features along the way. The walk is an approx. 1.5-mile loop with about 200 feet of elevation gain; depending on snow conditions, plan on wearing snowshoes or light traction and bring trekking poles. All ages and abilities are welcome, but please leave your pups at home for this one.
From the Rocks Estate we’ll head up the road to Rek’-lis Brewing on Main Street in downtown Bethlehem for the Brews to enjoy some light snacks and refreshments. Come to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones. All are welcome and free to come and go as needed. The Brews will officially run from 4:00 to about 5:30 p.m. but you’re invited to stay and enjoy the delicious dinner fare at Rek’-Lis.
ACT is delighted to be partnering with the Rocks and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests on the ‘Shoes and with Rek’-Lis Brewing on the Brews. A big thanks to them for being such great collaborators and friends to ACT and the community!
Registration for the ‘Shoes at the Rocks is required and is strictly limited to 15 participants, so please be sure to register ASAP as the hike will fill up quickly. Registration for the Brews is not required but is very much appreciated to help organizers plan accordingly. Registration closes at noon on Friday, January 10. To sign up today go to act-nh.org/education-events.
ACT’s ‘Shoes & Brews events are a great way to get outside, explore new places, meet new friends, and enjoy some delicious local fare. Check the ACT website or sign up for our monthly E-News to find out about future ‘Shoes & Brews and other ACT events.
The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust inspires and leads private, voluntary action to conserve the land the North Country loves. Learn more and become a member at act-nh.org or by calling (603) 823-7777.
“ACT’s January ‘Shoes & Brews in Bethlehem – Rocks Estate & Rek’-Lis” Saturday, January 11th, 2–5:30 p.m. Information and registration at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public. Suggested $5 donation to support conservation. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration for the ‘Shoes is required and capped at 15; registration for the Brews is appreciated but not required.
“Wild Thing – Nature Trivia Night at Rek-lis” Thursday, January 23rd, 7-8:30 p.m. Rek’-lis Brewing, Bethlehem, NH. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Costs $5 per card, teams welcome, ($2 to ACT, $3 toward winnings). Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is appreciated but not required.
“Stone Walls of New England” Friday, January 31st, 6-7:30 p.m. Bethlehem Elementary School, Bethlehem, NH. More information at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome & gladly accepted. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is appreciated but not required.
Mile Path photo credit to Kevin Jones